It’s time to talk to your kids about school safety

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As Georgia students start to head back to school this week, educators and law enforcement officers alike are reminding parents to talk with children about school safety.

Now is a good time to ensure your children are familiar with general information that may be needed if they get lost or encounter police officers.

Role playing with with your children is recommended as well as taking time to discuss personal safety and awareness.

According to experts, before starting the school year your kids should:

  • Know their address, telephone number and how to contact a parent or guardian.
  • Remain aware of their surroundings.
  • Walk or bike with another person, whenever possible. Stay in well-lit areas.
  • Limit the use of devices that may distract them.
  • Avoid engaging with or answering questions from strangers.
  • Report immediately to a trusted adult if something occurs that makes them feel unsafe.

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